Thursday, August 11, 2011
Who's Next is 40 years old this month. The album opens with "Baba O'Riley," whose name is derived from Pete Townshend's primary spiritual influence Meher Baba and minimalist composer Terry Riley. Townshend's college roommate Richard Barnes claimed on the DVD, Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, that Pete put Baba's birth information into a synthesizer and it produced the loop for the song.
More on The Who at my other blog here.
Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren sing "I Saw the Light" during an episode of Live From Daryl's House, which in this case is actually from Todd's house in Hawaii. I really enjoy these two together and I've seen them both in concert; Todd Rundgren solo at the Tarrytown Music Hall and Hall and Oates in Bethel, N.Y. on the grounds of the original Woodstock concert. Incidentally, Hall and Rundgren played a show in May in Atlantic City. I'm sure most people that like these guys would love to see them do a full tour.
Posted by Sean G. Kilkelly at 8:04 AM
These words definitely apply to what is going on in the world today:
"There's nothing in the streets, Looks any different to me, And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye."
It has almost been 10 years since this concert took place at Madison Square Garden. A different angle from what I have seen before of The Who performing "Who Are You," which is one of the four songs the band would play that night.
Posted by Sean G. Kilkelly at 7:42 AM
The above is a video montage of some photos taken backstage at Madison Square Garden during the Concert for New York City. All put together with the Wolfe Tones "Streets of New York" playing. Nice job done by the YouTuber on this touching video.
Posted by Sean G. Kilkelly at 7:35 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
It's one of the weirdest and yet probably the best episode of Coast to Coast Am and it took place ironically enough on September 11, 1997. Art Bell took calls from those that were associated with or had been associated with "Area 51." One caller claimed to be a former employee and during the call he was cut off and Bell's show went off the air. The caller would later call back on a different show and say he was playing a joke on Art Bell, but the reason the show went off the air was never explained. Bell says that he had nothing to do with it, but the chances seem pretty unlikely. Anyway, it's a great episode with parts 1-6 below and then 7-12 can be found here.
Posted by Sean G. Kilkelly at 8:05 AM